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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jul 18, 2021 1:27pm
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: Odd storage formating question

the recommendation is that regardless of file format items (pages) not exceed 1,000 files or 500GB and the no single uploaded file exceed 1.75GB. otherwise things can break.

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Poster: SeaMac Date: Dec 27, 2023 11:00am
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: Odd storage formating question

I wish I had known this BEFORE I started uploading ISO Images of extremely rare software, or movie, DVDs ... to preserve them for posterity ... these generally run over 3 GB each. My Bad.

But what about ALL of the OTHER DVD ISO Images (.iso) on the Archive? I have only one ... so far - but beloved pages like has hundreds of files over 2 GB - and I treasure most of them. Are all of these vulnerable to file corruption?

1,000 files per page / 500 GB per page / File Size Limit 1.75 GB ???? Why don't you publish this somewhere in the "Welcome to the Archive" section ... because by keeping it a secret you are inviting a train wreck - from well meaning users like me: that might step all over the boundaries without even knowing they are there!

(Sigh. So many pages out there with multiple >4 GB ISO Images parked on them ... none of us had a clue ... I'm surprised you haven't had more than one server meltdown over this issue.)

And I have noticed playback issues on pages with lots (> 200) of Videos. 1,000 videos really bogs down a page. None of mine have over 160 videos per page.

I'll try to limit the number of elephants, that I shove up into your cloaca, from this point forward - don't want them getting corrupted!

Otherwise I'm a happy uploader ... and I know a LOT of people are enjoying the old and forgotten video learning series that I had recorded a decade ago on VHS - since I shared them. 60000 views and skyrocketing. One man's trash could be another man's treasure.

You're going to need a lot more Petaboxes in the future ... I intend to keep on uploading more old rotten 'treasures' ... maybe slow down my burn rate though ... now that I have 2000 plus videos uploaded.